Love seeks one thing only: the good of the one loved. It leaves all the other secondary effects to take care of themselves. Love, therefore, is its own reward.
– Thomas Merton

Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
– Alan Watts

You’re imperfect, and you’re wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.
– Brene Brown

A bell’s not a bell ’til you ring it, A song’s not a song ’til you sing it, Love in your heart wasn’t put there to stay, Love isn’t love ’til you give it away!
– Oscar Hammerstein II

Even Kings and emperors with heaps of wealth and vast dominion cannot compare with an ant filled with the love of God.
– Guru Nanak

My first love, I’ll never forget, and it’s such a big part of who I am, and in so many ways, we could never be together, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not forever. Because it is forever.
– Rashida Jones

The things that we love tell us what we are.
– Thomas Aquinas

Part of growing up is realizing you learn to love so many people. It’s about forming those relationships and finding what will last forever.
– Dylan O’Brien

I’m not playing for other people; if I start thinking in those terms I would put too much pressure on myself. I play basketball because that is what I love to do.
– Jeremy Lin

Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.
– Gilbert K. Chesterton

I think the whole world is dying to hear someone say, ‘I love you.’ I think that if I can leave the legacy of love and passion in the world, then I think I’ve done my job in a world that’s getting colder and colder by the day.
– Lionel Richie

Justice that love gives is a surrender, justice that law gives is a punishment.
– Mahatma Gandhi

Love is tested in so many ways. How do I articulate this? Two people are together. There are stakes, strife, struggles, all these things that make us fall for someone, love someone even more, leave someone.
– Ian Somerhalder

My advice for girls who are waiting for their Prince Charming is to be open for anything. Be open to new experiences, be open to the idea that it may take longer than you want, but if you’re open to meeting new people and new adventures, then love will come along.
– Lily Collins

Teach love, generosity, good manners and some of that will drift from the classroom to the home and who knows, the children will be educating the parents.
– Roger Moore

When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in.
– Kristin Armstrong

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